UPDATE: Water district officials say reserves have rebuilt in holding tanks and there is no longer a potential for a shortage of water.
According to Kentucky Emergency Management, a boil water order is being issued to all Crittenden-Livingston Water District customers.
Information from KyEM indicates the water plant on the Cumberland River in Livingston County is having a problem with persistent algae. An emergency request to use copper sulfate to address the problem has been made to Frankfort by the water district, and the utility is in danger of running out of water.
Until the problem is resolved, a boil water order is being issued to all customers in both counties. The rural water district has about 3,500 customers.
City of Marion water customers are not affected by this.